Travel Deep On the Cheap with Technology and Mindfulness
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How to Spin the World Around and travel the world of nature and culture both deeply and cheaply
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Last updated 8/2015
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Determine your travel dream; see how opportunity can help you seize your dreams; and explore out-of-the-box ways to manifest your dream to travel the world
  • Understand what do to before leaving home, including reducing expenses, setting up passive income streams, and packing for world travel
  • Use intentions, an awareness/mindfulness practice, gratitude, positive thinking, and journaling to get more out of travel
  • Understand passports, visas, and immigration restrictions, as well as cash, currency exchange, and bank card tips while abroad
  • Understand how to make your smartphone world-travel ready, use it for communication worldwide, and have an arsenal of travel apps to help you along the way
  • Find the cheapest flight tickets with specific online tools and strategies, and also know the best ways to use ground transportation
  • Learn about specific methods to secure alternative sleeping accomodations besides hotels and hostels, including options that allow you to stay with locals for free.
  • Understand why not knowing a foreign language shouldn't hold you back from world travel, how to be comfortable traveling alone or in a group setting, and how to interact with people of foreign cultures
  • Capture your experiences with better travel photographs and journaling exercises
  • Find new friends or even get a date abroad
  • Plan your itinerary with simple templates
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Requirements
  • You will want to have internet access to visit the various online tools for travel from either a smartphone, tablet, or computer
Description

Become a travel expert and save thousands of dollars on your next trip as you live like a local anywhere in the world! You will learn to travel hack your way to the cheapest airfare, find the cheapest accommodations or stay for free with locals, and discover all of the internet social networks that will help you meet new people along the way. With a smartphone as your personal travel agent and a mindfulness practice covering experiential journaling and awareness exercises, you will learn to explore the world around you and the world inside yourself in ways that will make your travel experience life-changing. Included as the course textbook is the full-length eBook, "How to Spin the World Around: With Cheap Travel, Technology and Mindfulness" authored by the course instructor. The course is structured as a series of lectures delivered from beautiful places and reinforced with quizzes, worksheet exercises, and a website cheat sheet to list out all of the sites mentioned in this course. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or about to leave home for the first time, you will learn a lot from this course about the latest and greatest ways to travel the world.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for both new travelers who want to understand the basics of world travel as well as experienced travelers looking for the latest tools to cut costs and meet locals
  • This course is probably not for you if money is no object, you wish to only visit tourist attractions, and you are not interested in local culture.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 54 Lectures Collapse All 54 Lectures 06:35:03
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The Journey Is the Destination
8 Lectures 33:01

The basics of this course.

Preview 03:56

The textbook for this course, as well as a single workbook that contains all worksheets used in the lectures with a website cheat sheet containing all websites in the course in one place. Each chapter in the book relates to a section in this course.

Course Textbook and Worksheets
105 pages

An overview of travel dreams, and a worksheet to make yours concrete. Also, the PDF of the textbook for this course is provided with this lecture.

Your Travel Dream
04:30

How the universe can provide an opportunity for you to manifest your dream.

Opportunity Knocks
02:03

Opportunities to travel through a job or studies.

Work or Study Opportunity
04:26

A few words about money and how the universe provides.

Monetary Opportunity
03:43

Don't know where you want to go? Discover how Kayak Explore and Skyscanner can give you an opportunity to travel by showing you the cheapest flights from any given origin city.

Preview 07:12

Mindful awareness allows us to manifest our dreams. Attached to this lecture is a guided meditation for manifestation. Close your eyes and visualize your trip as you listen to the guided meditation. Use headphones because the mp3 includes binaural beats.

Recap: Dream, Intention, Opportunity, Awareness, Action
07:11

The Journey is the Destination
10 questions
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Leave it All Behind
7 Lectures 40:14

Specific suggestions and web sites to help you leave home and make money from your home while you are away from it.

Be Free From your House and Home
07:57

Specific ways to minimize expenses as you travel by eliminating costs back home, as well as a worksheet.

Be Free from your Possessions and Furry Friends
03:49

Suggestions on making passive income while you are gone.

Preview 02:00

Suggestions and a worksheet on packing for your journey.

Pack Light
06:09

An overview of travel health insurance and why it's a good idea, especially for some countries.

Travel Health Insurance
04:59

Everything you need to know to find out everything you need to know about immigration policy for visiting each country.

Passports, Visas, Immigration, Oh My!
10:15

Tips on currency conversion, stashing money, as well as ATMs and credit cards.

Cash is king; plastic is a knight in shining armor
05:05

Leave it All Behind
13 questions
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Smartphone - Your Right-Hand Man and Travel Agent
7 Lectures 34:52

The best kind of phone to have for world travel, and how to configure it so that you can more easily stay in touch with locals around the world.

Keep it SIMple with a SIM card
05:06

An overview of smartphone and tablet apps.

Preview 02:54

Tools that let you communicate with others on your smartphone or tablet without a SIM card.

Internet Communiation Tools
06:21

Smartphone photography is the wave of the future. Make the most of it with these suggestions and apps.

Travel Photography
05:30

Two great tools from google, and three other apps that will keep you on top of travel times, expenses, and the stars in the sky.

Basic Travel Apps - Google, Currency, Time, Astronomy
05:23

Four handy travel apps, overviewed.

FourSquare, TripAdvisor, Gate Guru and Seat Guru
02:37

Apps with user-provided content to teach you about travel destinations and replace old-school tour books.

Learn from Locals and Other Travelers with These Apps
07:01

Smartphone - Your Right-Hand Man and Travel Agent
21 questions
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Sleep for Cheap and Become a Local Anywhere
9 Lectures 44:24

Why would you want to live like a local in every city around the world?

The Philosphy of Living Like a Local
02:32

Facebook: the world's most popular social network.

Old and New Facebook Friends
03:10

The #1 web site and social network to meet locals and stay with them for free anywhere in the world.

Preview 04:30

How to make the most effective Couchsurfing requests.

Crafting a Couchsurfing Request For a City
12:41

The leading pay-to-stay-with-locals web site and social network.

Airbnb
04:33

Other web sites that provide accomodation options that are different than traditional hotels.

Other Alternative Accomodations
04:21

Some tips and web sites for finding hotels and hostels while you travel.

Hotels and Hostels
04:33

Several popular social networking sites that specialize in connecting travelers so they can have experiences together while they travel.

Finding New Friends with Social Networks
04:51

Two dating apps that will help you find a dinner date or a night on the town with a companion abroad.

Finding a Date Abroad with Dating Apps
03:13

Sleep for Cheap and Become a Local Anywhere
12 questions
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Transportation - Traverse Cheaply
10 Lectures 01:23:26

An overview of the different ways to get from point A to point B, and why doing it by air is cheaper than ever before.

Air Versus Train Versus Bus Travel
04:00

Why overnight travel options might sometimes be a good idea.

Consider the Red-Eye
02:02

Ideas and suggestions to book tickets for a one-way around-the-world flight path.

Preview 03:15

The most popular and most useful tools for finding the cheapest flight deals online.

Metasearch for Cheap Flights
05:10

How the price can vary depending on where and how you pay for your tickets, and how to pay less.

Ticket Point-of-Sale
13:27

Tips for frequent flyers and those who travel on airlines in the USA.

Airline Mileage Accounts and Vouchers
04:35

See all the ways that you can add many more destinations to your journey for free!

Consider your Connections as Destinations
19:18

Go through a case study on booking a one-way around-the-world flight path using the tips outlined in previous lectures.

Air Travel Hacking 101: A Case Study - Part I
12:08

The conclusion of a simulated booking of around-the-world airfare.

Air Travel Hacking 101: A Case Study - Part II
14:31

The options for traversing once you are at a given destination

Getting Around Once You Are There
05:00

Transportation - Traverse Cheaply
17 questions
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Being Present - Making the most of the Moment
7 Lectures 36:44

How your expectations can shape your experience.

Expectations: Make or Break Your Journey
03:07

Travel the world to experience culture that you aren't used to, and have fun in the process.

Get Comfy Out of your Comfort Zone
06:51

The culture for public displays of affection is quite different depending on where you are in the world.

Public Affection and PDAs
04:45

A discussion of the perceived difference between these two concepts.

Preview 02:10

The pros and cons of traveling solo and in groups.

Solo Versus Group Travel
03:39

The key to creating a high-vibration reality

Broadcast Gratitude
07:46

Yes, you can travel solo as a woman! Empower yourself with several tips and suggestions that can help any female take the world by storm.

Solo Female Travelers
08:26

Being Present - Making the most of the Moment
17 questions
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Journaling - Capturing Your Life Story
4 Lectures 16:04

Journaling does much more than capture the moments. It can help also you live the moments more deeply.

Journaling Leads to Awareness
05:59

Get some tips and exercises to journal effectively, and worksheets to go along with them.

Preview 02:29

Share your experiences with others in real time through social networks and blogs.

Socially-Networked Journaling
04:25

Write off your trip by publishing your journals and reflections in a memoir or on a blog.

Writing Off Your Trip
03:11
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Itinerary Planning
1 Lecture 00:45

Some templates that can help you clearly outline your trip, your flights, and what happened during your trip in the world news.

Templates for your Itinerary
00:45
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External Resources
1 Lecture 00:30

The web site for this course, which has a newsletter for ongoing tips and updates.

Preview 00:30
About the Instructor
Russell Eric Dobda
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Travel, Technology, and Meditation Expert

Russell Eric Dobda circled the planet to visit 24 countries on 38 flights that averaged less than $100 each while he slept for free and lived an inspiring yearlong adventure. He had the time of his life without knowing a soul yet lived like a local everywhere he went. Along the way, he developed a system that others can use to see the world on a shoestring and create rich experiences at the same time. With half of Americans letting vacation days go to waste, Russell can use his expertise to help them enjoy the vacation they never they thought they could afford. He is an expert on how to make the most of travel technology and how to travel mindfully.